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Hiking to the Montezuma Waterfalls

It appears water makes rocks slippery... who knew

Today we decided to check out the Montezuma waterfalls where we heard you can jump into the pools created by the waterfalls and go swimming. We also heard that the way there was a bit difficult, but we figured after our Maderas experience, really how hard could it be?

It turns out we were both right and wrong. The hike is nowhere near as hard as Maderas, but in places it get's quite harrowing, as you hop, skip and jump from slippery stone to slippery stone across a rushing river. It also turns out there is a second set of waterfalls, located above the first set, with a short but very steep hike leading up to them. It's well worth the heart stopping, jungle vine swinging trek to get there, and there are two more wonderful swimming pools once you get there.

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Here is a video from our trek:

Sometimes when I'm doing "riskier" activities such as, oh, hanging onto the side of a cliff for dear life, I can literally hear the biological clock ticking harder. In that video, as I attempt to climb along the side of that cliff like Spiderman's uncoordinated sibling, that clock was ticking LOUDLY!

Posted by krisses 13:35 Archived in Costa Rica

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